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To help teachers and headmasters make sense of innovative approaches to teaching and the latest trends in education, European Schoolnet produces guidelines or best practices on different aspects of teaching practice. The focus is on efficient use of ICT in teaching and learning, other areas include innovative pedagogies or teacher skills.
The guidelines are based on research reports, surveys or school pilots, conducted with within our projects or together with Ministries of Education or our industry partners.
Find inspiration and support from the recent outcomes across our projects and focus areas:
How to integrate Social Media in Learning and Education: SMILE digital handbook
This SMILE handbook provides guidelines and examples to teachers on how to integrate social media in a school environment and how can social media enhance teaching and learning. At the same time, it identifies some pitfalls in the social media pedagogy and points out to possible challenges and open questions.
Making the most of your interactive whiteboard
The report, developed by the European Schoolnet Interactive Whiteboard working group (now Interactive Classroom Working Group), provides key recommendations and good practices for using interactive whiteboards (IWB) in the classroom. It provides practical advice and support on how to plan and make effective classroom use of IWB technology. In 2014 the Interactive Classroom Working Group also produced 3 videos showcasing innovative pedagogical practice. Watch the videos.
Developing Practical Guidelines for 1:1 Computing Initiatives
1:1 computing in education refers to the current trend in ICT base learning and teaching: 1:1 is simply the ratio of computer devices (mobiles, handhelds, laptops or netbooks) per learner. Resulting from two pilot studies on the use of tablet devices in schools, the guidelines are designed to be a starting point for school leaders, teachers and other education professionals who are seeking to implement the use of 1:1 devices in school.
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iTEC Learning Stories and Learning Activities
The iTEC project aims to develop engaging scenarios for learning in the future classroom. The Learning Stories and Learning Activities support teachers in introduce the principle of innovation into their teaching practice: they are highly flexible resources guiding teachers in creating their own lessons, using technology enabled teaching and innovative pedagogies.
How to improve your cooperation with industry and organise school visit
One of the many inGenious activities is the promotion of pupils visits to industry locations. The inGenious Code can help you work together with industry in a safe, smooth and secure way. Start now organising your school-visit: the Code comprises principles, guidelines, checklists and templates - everything you need to know, including ethical, legal and practical issues.